Pastore Peak is a mountain located in the Pakistan. The mountain is named after John Pastore, a former governor of Rhode Island. The peak was named in his honor by Pakistan President Farooq Leghari on September 17th, 1940. It rises over 9,000 feet above sea level and has an elevation of 20,261 feet (6,209 metres). The summit can be reached via a trail that begins at the Bear Lake Trailhead or via a trail that starts near Colorado Highway 7 and ends at the West Alpine Visitor Center. Pastore Peak was first climbed by John Muir in 1873. The ascent took him two months and required him to survive on nothing but berries and wildflowers.
Climbing Pastore Peak is considered one of the easiest hikes in the park. The mountain is known for its accessibility, but if you’re up for the challenge, here are some facts about Pastore Peak you might not know.
- Pastore Peak is one of only two 14ers where you can drive to the base camp.
- The summit of Pastore Peak offers spectacular views of the San Luis Valley and Crestone Needle.
- It’s one of the most accessible 14ers; you can reach it by hiking or driving up a dirt road.
- You’ll find good camping spots near the base of Pastore Peak if you want to spend more time exploring before or after your climb.
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